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CharlesC 21h
We await The Recognition
Of the role of each of us
As a Portal between Self and
Our imagined small self..

Our small self aches for
The Freedom and Grace from
Recognition of its illusory frame
A dream character made of the Self..

We awaken by Recognition of the
Portal within..known from
Ancient days as:
I Am...

I Am Aware that
I Am...
In our voyages
Since infancy                                
We have ridden
many currents..
To last
All of of these currents
Seem to hide
Who we have been
All along...
Inquiry aims to discover
The vessel of our voyage
The ship on which
We have stood thus far..
We have seen many lands
And had many loves
But inquiry asks now
What is this vessel
On which we stand
And have stood so long..
Only to now recognize
A sinking and a rising
Of our real Vessel
Plying infinite seas...
Is this imperative
Possible in our very
Conventional lives..?
It likely is
All about Recognition..
Recognition that Love
Is more than personal
More than relating..
Is the make-up of
Each one of us
And all that is..
Including that one we
Separated out as
Our enemy...
CharlesC Sep 6
Definition of God
Is the first...
We consider the
Limitations of language
Which seem to leave
This question unanswerable..
A defined God is not God...

Purpose of Christianity
Is the second...
The purpose of this
Tradition is the same
For all traditions..
Simply to awaken to
The Perennial Source
Of which Christianity
Is one expression...

Like a Salad Bowl
Is the third...
A blending implied
Of the disparate
Vegetables in the bowl..
Instead let us
Recognize the vegetables
As temporary colorations
of the Bowl...

Control and Guilt
Is the fourth...
This is the charge of
Many observers of
Exterior appearances
Of Christianity..
Appearances are of
Separation born from
Hardening cultural belief
Over the centuries...

Stemming Decline
Is the fifth...
Perhaps we need
To assess the decline
For the benefits
That seem possible..
The major question:
Does the decline
Provide a cleansing
Of the blinders
Hiding the Truth...?

( These are my thumbnail
responses to questions posed
for a group panel discussion.)
CharlesC Sep 5
We are not
that evident person
we have
life-long assumed..

That assumption is
a thought which
allows negotiation of
life's twists and turns
but which also forms
hardened beliefs and

The thought recognition
of its flighty nature
ignites the Expansion of
the evident person
and the birth of a
new You...
CharlesC Sep 4
What we all desire
Scripture writers and
Constitution writers
Writers of many stripes
They all know well
To play with this word
In their compositions..
Their implication is
(Those many writers)
We need their advice
To reach that freedom
Of which they speak..
And  apparently many do
Need those pointers..until
A sudden recognition
Out of Simplicity says
I am Free now...

Freedom IS
And ever has been...
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